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Tunisia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 9,563   Population 2000 (UN '000) 9,459
Area (km2) 147,882   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 80
Number of Administrative Units 23   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 416
Number of Urban Extents 64   Number of Settlement Points 114

Tunisia Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Tunisia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 1.0
Leve1 Type Gouvernorat
Number of Units 23
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 416
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2002
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 7,948
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 8,887
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 9,563
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 8,156
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 8,943
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 9,459
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 147,882
Average Input Resolution (km) 80
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 114
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 758,540
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 9,707
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 44,091
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 64
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,887
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 12
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 157
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 10,071
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,251,091
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,359
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 83,798
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,363,083
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 6%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 56%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 66%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 112
Regression-estimated Extents 1
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Stastistiques Economiques et Sociales de la Tunise Population par gouvernorat au premier juillet. Source: Institut National de la Statistique . Institut National de la Statistique (1984), recensement General de la Population et de l''Habitat, Ministere du Plan, Tunis.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database, .
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
Recensement General de la Population et des Logements, UN Statistical Library; Republique Tunisienne, Ministere Du Plan, Institut National de la Satistique, UN Statistical Library;World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Population living in communes.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
A population growth rate was calculated between 1984 to 1996 and 1996 to 2002 to extrapolate to the target years of 1990 to 2000.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
The administrative unit Ariana was split in to 2 units ''Ariana'' and ''Manouba'' in 2000. As no new spatial data were available, the spatial units and population data were aggregated.